An unemployed Ukrainian man committed suicide after wedging his head against a fence until his neck snapped outside of a busy fast food restaurant.
To date cops in the northern city of Sumy have failed to understand why the undocumented man resorted to enacting his own gruesome death during the middle of yesterday’s lunchtime rush.
At the time the man reports the UK’s dailymail had been queuing in the restaurant immediately before the incident but left the queue just before being served.
Witness Murat Loginov said the incident happened as customers had been queuing in the store on Cathedral Street to buy pizzas and burgers.
Told Loginov: ‘It was pretty busy in the store, but I saw him standing behind the guy who was serving and talking on the telephone fairly loudly about not having a job.
‘I thought it was probably his mum or his girlfriend, and when he was supposed to be served he was still talking and wandered outside of the store to carry on the conversation.
‘Next minute I heard someone scream and then all the customers went up to the window and started looking to see what was going on outside.’
Adding: ‘I went too and saw him slumped hanging over the fence with his neck bent at a completely unnatural angle.
‘Apparently he just stuck his neck in the fence and then pushed until it snapped. It was really horrific.’
Since the gruesome incident some have speculated that the agitated man’s mother or possibly a girlfriend was on the other end of the line during his rant about his work woes. When he hadn’t been served his food yet, he took his conversation outside.
The city is close to where ethnic tensions have caused the Ukraine to split into Russian and Ukrainian-controlled territories.
The upheaval has devastated the regional economy and left many people unemployed and despondent about the future.
Police say that the dead man, aged in his early 30s, had no identity papers on him. They have since tried to identify him using his mobile phone.
Authorities have told that man is presumed to be in his early 30’s.